In battle-scarred Afghanistan, a young warrior poetess is pressed to convert into a “bacha posh” (living as a boy) to draw breath, and in doing so, embraces change. Freedom of the press is the “sine qua non” of democracy.
“Dying for Our Voices: How Reporting the Truth Has Become a Dangerous Task” is a multimedia production encompassing poetic monologue, dance, and theatre. It honors journalists who risk their lives to report corruption, violation of human rights, and assassinations of artists who express their thoughts of their government in places where it is not allowed, as well as in places where freedom of the press, thought, and expression are protected. We are showcasing one hour of this two-hour play that was created for an MFA Creative Writing program at National University. This is a work in progress, and our goal is to perform the play in its entirety in 2023 and travel to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Asylum @ McCadden Theatre
1157 N McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Sunday, June 12: 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m. (5:00p.m.-5:30p.m. – Q&A)
Saturday, June 18: 7:30p.m.-8:30p.m. (8:30p.m.-9:00p.m. – Q&A)
Sunday, June 26: 1:00p.m.-2:00p.m. (2:00p.m.-2:30p.m. – Q&A)
All ticket sales will be donated to the Committee to Protect Journalists (cpj.org) or Forbidden Stories (forbiddenstories.org) to support their ongoing cause of protecting freedom of the press. We stand by both these organizations, and many alike, as they continue the fight to raise awareness of the injustices committed against journalists around the world.
Videos by CPJ are posted on this page for you to view and more can be found on their YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/cpjmultimedia/videos
If you are not planning to attend the show but want to buy a ticket to support either organization (or both organizations), you can donate directly to the organization through their websites or use this link to our fundraiser for CPJ: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dying-for-our-voices
Tickets for our performances can be purchased online or in person at the venue. Ticket sales will continue until the beginning of every show. Free admission for military personnel.
Wheelchair accessible seating will be available at all shows. Early access and priority seating will be offered at all performances for patrons who may need this service at any/all performances. Please come to the entrance when you arrive, and we will accommodate you.
Warning: Production will contain the use of FADE INs and FADE OUTs, flashing images, loud dialogue, and potentially triggering content.
For this show, face masks are required while inside the theatre. Food or water are not allowed inside the theatre.